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Karen Blixen coffee garden and Cottages

336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
254-20-88 21 38
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Ranked #6 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Powell, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I was there recently after a visit to Sheldrick's to see the baby elephants and we had a delightful time at both. The Salmon with lemon butter sauce was very nice and well cooked. It has come far since my last visit about 6 years ago and I'll make it a regular stop with in Karen.

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Norman, OKlahoma, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A lovely place to have a delicious and abundant buffet lunch, on the beautifully manicured grounds. The ambiance was delightful, and we enjoyed it tremendously.

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Ballarat, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Picture a group of twenty of us dining a la garden party in the grounds of a wonderful colonial plantation. The architecture was fabulous, the garden lush and the smell of the boma grill pervaded to tease the appetite. Despite the huge Sunday crowds, the service was speedy and we soon found ourselves eating a meal of exceptional quality, in... More

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Denver
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Well-maintained house and grounds and knowledgeable staff make this a mildly interesting way to spend a couple of hours. Probably more interesting to someone who already knows about her legacy than someone who doesn't.

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Larkspur, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Love eating outdoors at this restaurant. So peaceful and attractive. The food is excellent too. If you are in a hurry you need to tell the staff. There are a number of old colonial buildings to look through and a couple of gift shops with some unusual items.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Blixen house is interesting wit beautiful grounds and views. The garden lunch is wonderful. We ate outside and had the lunch buffet which was fantastic. Artists showing their works and a beautiful setting. Worth a visit.

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

It was great to see how this most famous lady lived and see the artefacts - great visit and reasonably priced.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We decided to have lunch here before our visit to the Karen Blixen Museum at the recommendation of our guide/driver. It was such a lovely setting in the garden, very relaxing. The food we had was very good, I am afraid we ordered too much! At times the service was a little slow but that didn't bother us too much... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Karen Balixen is one of the tourist stops here in Nairobi. So if you plan to dine at Karen Blixen try to not to pick high tourist season otherwise it is hardly impossible to get a table, even though you do service is too slow! But if you are flexinle, definitely recommend this place, they have a huge garden where... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The author of Out of Africa's home a short drive out of Nairobi. There was a short tour of the home showing how she lived during her years in Kenya.

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